Business English is an elementary level business English course for students of business English. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. It consisted of 8 selected units from Market Leader: Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Business English Course Books (New Edition) by Falvey, D.,Kent,S., and Cotton, D. (2007). It is based on topics of great interest to everyone involved in interactional business. If you are a student of business, the course will help you develop the communication skills you need to succeed in business and will enlarge your knowledge of the business world. The course will also greatly improve your ability to communicate in English in a wide range of business situations. Everyone studying this course will become more fluent and confident in using the language of business and should increase their career prospects. There are 7 main sections in each unit which are shown as follows.

1. Starting –up         You are offered a variety of interesting activities in which you discuss the topic of the unit and exchange ideas about it.

2. Vocabulary          You will learn important new words and phrases that you can use when carrying out the tasks in the unit. You are also encouraged to use a good dictionary to help increase your vocabulary.

3. Reading                 You will read adapted articles on a variety of topics from the Financial Times and other newspapers. You will develop your reading skills and learn essential business vocabulary. You will be able to discuss the ideas and issues in the articles.

4. Listening               You will hear interviews with businesspeople. You will develop listening skills such as listening for information and note-taking.

5. Language focus   This section focuses on common problem areas at elementary level. You will become more accurate in your use of language. This section also provides you with a review of key grammar items.


6. Skills                      You will develop essential business communication skills such as making presentations, taking part in meetings, negotiating, telephoning, and using English in social situations. Each Skills section contains a Useful language box, which provides you with language you need to carry out the realistic business tasks in the book.

7. Case Study           The case studies are linked to the business topics of each unit. They are based on realistic business problems or situations and allow you to use the language and communication skills you have developed while working through the unit. They give you opportunities to practice your speaking skills in realistic business situations. Also, each case study ends with a writing task.